Lot 1178(Military Addresses) General G.A. Custer, cover addressed to "General G.A. Custer, U.S. Army, Headquarters 7th Cavalry, Camp Sturgis, Fort Hayes, Kansas" bearing G.B. 1d red, pair and single, tied by "26" barred cancels duplexed with "Pitlochry, SP 13, 70" cds, Rannoch (9.13) transit backstamp; cover reduced at left with some paper torn away, F.-V.F.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE COVER ADDRESSED TO THE FAMOUS GENERAL GEORGE A. CUSTER WHILE COMMANDING THE 7TH CAVALRY.
George Armstrong Custer (1839-1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. After the war, Custer was appointed a Lieutenant Colonel in the Regular Army and was sent west to fight in the Indian Wars. On June 25, 1876, while leading the 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana Territory against a coalition of Native American tribes, he was killed along with over one third of his command during an action later romanticized as "Custer's Last Stand".
This was probably sent from Custer's friends in England that he took on Buffalo hunts.